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Peter Pan's NeverWorld
Peter Pan's NeverWorld by Peter Von Brown is a 2008 sequel to Peter and Wendy. The author aims to be 100% consistent with the works of Barrie, and develops ideas mentioned by Barrie in his writings, such as the character of Peter's brother Michael Pan.
The novel had been completed in 1993, as part of a College Honors pursuing the study of Barrie as a modern mythmaker.
- Peter Pan - the same boy who wouldn't grow up as in Barrie's story.
- Michael Pan - Peter's younger (now "older") brother, a character conceived by Barrie for a sequel, but never developed. Michael is also an eternal youth (ageless since just before his 21st birthday) by sheer obsession with a mystery from his past. He's dropped in and out of various militaries and countries his whole long life, determined to find peace in the afterlife, but not until he unravels the riddle of his yesteryears. Named after Michael Llewelyn Davies, one of Peter Llewelyn Davies' younger brothers.
- Denny - Peter Pan's new fairy. He feels it's his duty to keep Peter in line and out of trouble – to no great success. Lives in Tink's old boudoir in the Underground House in the Neverland.
- Amy Alexis Richards - a spirited girl who loved hearing lore about Peter Pan. Luckily for her, she knew the location of the Darlings' home and often sneaked inside to play, hoping the famous boy would return. Her crush on Pan is no secret. But neither is her thirst for adventure, nor her disdain for playing the role of mother.
- Naida - a lady fairy who develops a crush on Michael Pan, following him around to his chagrin.
- Alistair Adams - a grown man who never stopped believing in Peter Pan, sure that one day he'd track him down.
- Tiger Lily - the same Redskin princess in the original novel.
- Great Big Little Panther - the same brave in the original novel, now serving as chief and shaman for the tribe.
- Prince Jarrod - mentioned in passing in the original novel, Jarrod is the youngest of seven brothers. He's constantly looking to play a game and doesn't like anyone in the Purple Palace (even the servants) to be treated unfairly.
- Very Small Old Lady with the Hooked Nose - also mentioned in passing in the original novel, her true nature or identity is unknown. She's content to rock in her hard wooden chair until needed.
A different set of boys appear in this novel, as per the idea that there are always new boys coming to the Neverland. The boys who travel to NeverWorld are:
- Bricks – a bear of a boy who isn’t the brightest, wearing a bearskin and real bear claw slippers. Weapon of choice: bow & arrow, and is a good shot.
- Duvitch – always second in everything. Believes himself to be second in command. Wears overalls and sports two feathers in his cap. Weapon of choice: a dagger in each hand.
- Halfway – always “halfway” in everything (i.e. can only carry half as much as the others, makes it halfway to a site and tires out, etc.) His hair is split between blonde and brunette. Only speaks in clichés (but only utters half of the sayings.) He wears a cut off shirt, shorts and sandals. Weapon of choice: a sword with a chunk out of it.
- Pogocat – a hyperactive, bouncy boy who is all too eager for everything. He wears a tiger outfit and brown booties. Weapon of choice: slingshot.
Unrelated to Hook's crew or ship, these are new buccaneers in the new world. The crew of The Montagu mentioned in the novel are:
- Captain Quinn – cruel and demanding but fair, this pirate lord is most obsessed with gathering more treasure. He has barely any nose and his large cape flutters even in the absence of wind. Soon learns that dealing with a “Pan” is more trouble than it’s worth.
- Lacoy – not easily scared, stands his ground.
- Grimmer – quite afraid of bewitchment.
- Chesus – a large and obeying man.
- T-Ung – a captive who became part of the crew as bosun. Quite loyal to Quinn.
- Thorn – the proverbial thorn in Captain Quinn’s side. A lousy pirate, kept around only for his skills as a tracker.